Intel X15-M 80GB SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Herofan, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Herofan macrumors newbie

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    Im planing on buying a new macbook air. Im thinking of getting the cheepest 1,6 120gb hdd model and update it with the faster 1,86 processor. When Intel release their X15-M 80gb SSD I will buy that one and install it. Will that be a good idea, it looks like that SSD will be mutch faster then the one Apple includes in the top model or is it better to just buy the top model Air with the SSD and be happy with that?

    Does anybody know when the Intel X15-M SSD will be released, cant find a date anywhere?
     
  2. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    There's no X15-M. Intel released X25-M (2.5" form factor) and X18-M (1.8", the one that fits in Air) in September. You can already buy X25-M, the other one is listed in some online stores, but is unavailable yet. And yes, if it works, it should be faster. You are welcome to do it and post your results, because I'm not going to try until they get cheaper (and someone confirms it works :p).
     
  3. Herofan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are right, it is the X18-M I meant. I would like to try it if its not way to expencive. But im pretty sure it will work though.
     
  4. Nak macrumors newbie

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    Herofan,

    How precisely to you plan to "update it with the faster 1,86 processor"?

    These are soldered in parts.

    Nak
     
  5. Herofan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not realy sure what you mean. But what I ment was that when I buy it from apple store I will choose the cheeper version of the air and let them update it with the faster processor.
     
  6. Nak macrumors newbie

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    Herofan,

    That's what I thought you meant.

    I don't know of any notebook computers that have socketed processors.

    Since the CPU is soldered in, you would need access to equipment made to remove surface mount components and unless you know how to operate such equipment, someone who to do this for you.

    Unless you have the above available to you, if you want the 1.86GHz CPU, you need to buy that one right off the bat.

    Nak
     
  7. aussie.damo macrumors regular

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    No, what he means is that he will select the base model, but option up the faster processor FROM the Apple Store (so he will have a 1.86 ship with the 120GB HDD). He didn't say anything about doing the processor himself after purchase.
     

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